How to Break Up With Anyone: Letting Go of Friends, Family, and Everyone In-Between
How to Break Up with Anyone: Letting Go of Friends, Family, and Everyone In-Between (Jamye Waxman, Seal Press, 2015) is a how-to guide elaborating that break-ups are not only reserved for romantic relationships. Jamye Waxman explains and explores all types of relationships people have that are not romantic, defining these relationships and reinforces the idea that it is okay for all relationships to end—even relationships one never thought would come to an end.
Through excerpts from personal experiences, inspirational quotes, and brief chapter summaries, Waxman provides a unique structure through her guide that is not only comforting and consoling, but empowering. She talks through all possible options and outcomes when dealing with these relationships while maintaining a balance of sensitivity and humor in the midst of the seriousness of breaking up. She has accomplished a reading experience like an in-person therapy session but in between the pages of a book. I would recommend this to everyone in all stages of life because it is easy to get lost in relationships and commitments. This book will remind readers to not forget to take care of one’s own happiness.